WhatsApp has announced that following some beta testing, "view once" media content is graduating to general availability. The self-explanatory feature follows an implementation similar to Snapchat.
WhatsApp has said that users can join ongoing group calls. In the past, you had to answer the phone while you were being called or you'd be left unable to participate in the call with the others.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp officially announced multi-device support and soon after the company started rolling it out to beta users. We took the feature for a spin to try it out for ourselves.
After more than a year of testing, WhatsApp is finally rolling out the ability to encrypt chat backups before uploading them to Google Drive offering extra security to WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp users with the iOS beta app will now be able to send photos and videos that disappear once they have been viewed with the latest "view once" mode along with a redesigned in-app notification.
Last year WhatsApp announced disappearing messages and the company is now taking it to next level by adding support for disappearing media that will be deleted once it has been viewed by the receiver.
Facebook unveiled new updates today including the upcoming launch of its Shops platform on WhatsApp in select countries and on Marketplace in the U.S. Instagram is also getting visual search and more.
The CDC has released a new Spanish-language text service for WhatsApp that can help people find out where they can be vaccinated. The tool also allows them to book a free ride to get the vaccine.
WhatsApp will soon let you access your account from up to four linked devices as part of a public beta. The service is also rolling out the "view once" and "disappearing mode" features soon.
WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over its new guidelines, citing that the rules will violate user privacy and will allow governments to mandate a new form of mass surveillance.
WhatsApp has been working on a feature that will allow users to mute notifications from archived chats. The feature was in the works for a couple of years and is now rolling out to Beta users.
WhatsApp has relaunched its digital money transfers for Brazilian users, although it only works for peer-to-peer transactions for now. Merchant payments are expected to launch sometime this year.
The law firm Foxglove is making a legal challenge against the British government because it's concerned that MPs are side-stepping archiving laws using self-destructing messages on chat apps.
WhatsApp has announced the official rollout of audio and video calling support for the Desktop app. The new addition will allow users to make calls directly from the Desktop app on Mac and PC.
Telegram has released a new major update to its messaging app, making it possible to export chats from other apps such as WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk to have them stored on Telegram.
WhatsApp is rolling out an extra security feature that requires you to confirm your identity with face or fingerprint unlock on your smartphone when you access your account on desktop or the web.
Microsoft has formed a coalition with Google and WhatsApp, among others, to file an amicus brief against NSO Group, claiming that immunity should not be granted to the Israeli technology firm.
WhatsApp has begun rolling out support for voice and video calling on the web and desktop versions of the app. The rollout is currently staggered and is heading out to select users in beta form.
The U.S. FTC, along with 48 other attorneys general, has files antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, with an aim to force the firm to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram to restore competition.
WhatsApp has introduced multiple features that lets users set wallpapers for individual chats and themes. The company also introduced a bunch of new wallpapers that are now available to all users.
WhatsApp today announced that it is rolling out the addition of carts for shopping with business accounts in the app for all users. The feature lets users add multiple items from product catalogs.
WhatsApp has announced that it is rolling out new chat backgrounds that can be set for individual chats, which can also be set to be theme-aware. There are new stickers and search options as well.
WhatsApp has finally rolled out the Disappearing Messages feature that allow users to send self destructing messages. You can try the feature out by following the steps mentioned in this tutorial.
In 2018, WhatsApp started experimenting with its own payments solution in India. Two years after it started testing, WhatsApp has finally received approval to roll out its payment service in India.
After a number of reports, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has formally announced that it's rolling out disappearing messages this month, so that they're deleted automatically after seven days.
The new storage management tool combines media files received through WhatsApp, sorts them in descending order, and lets users mass delete them. It will be made available globally later this week.
WhatsApp is expected to launch a new feature that will automatically delete messages after a period of time. A FAQ document published by WhatsApp gives us some insights into how the feature will work.
Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014.
WhatsApp is rolling out a new update today that adds 'always' mute option to the app. The new feature will allow users to mute chats forever and is now available on WhatsApp for Android, iOS and Web.
More than a year after adding support for Face ID on WhatsApp for iOS, Facebook is finally close to bringing Face Unlock on WhatsApp for Android along with an option to join missed calls.
WhatsApp Business is getting a host of new features over the next few months including improved privacy, expansion to solution partners, and a fee charged to businesses for using WhatsApp's services.
WhatsApp is working on a new Expiring Media feature for the platform that will allow users to send media files that will automatically disappear once it is viewed by the recipient.
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WhatsApp is in final stages to release the linked devices feature that would allow users to use WhatsApp across multiple devices simultaneously without having internet connection on primary device.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is working on a new privacy-focused feature that will further improve the app experience by allowing users to sign in to WhatsApp Web using their fingerprint.